Vindpark Vänern
30 MW Fully Commissioned Sweden

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Latest Windfarm News
Swedish steel for floating platforms
Maritime Journal
Swedish steel specialist SSAB is entering into an agreement with Hexicon AB to develop far off shore wind farm platforms. The combined technology will offer advantages within the market for renewable energy. A first demonstration unit is planned for ...
17/09/2014 21:26:50

Mass. studies UK offshore wind
Patrick – a staunch renewables supporter and possible future US presidential contender for the Democratic Party – met with Andrew Jamieson, chief executive of the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, to discuss barriers to entry in the offshore wind ...
17/09/2014 16:47:11

Baltic 2 platform on the move
The platform will bundle electricity from the offshore wind turbines and transform 33kV power into 150kV electricity that will be transported via subsea cables to land from the wind farm 32km north of the island of Rügen. EnBW in late August had started ...
17/09/2014 14:29:16

Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
A developed network of offshore wind turbines could power the entire United States of America. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around ...
17/09/2014 15:39:52

Atlas Professionals enters framework agreement for provision of offshore wind ...
Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)
Offshore wind energy has huge potential and I am pleased that our professionals will assist DONG Energy with their UK projects and in turn further increase their aim to successfully develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms in Northern Europe.”.
17/09/2014 11:23:18

RWE talks shop on Triton grid
RWE has unwrapped the blueprint for community consultations on the onshore electrical works for its proposed up to 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the east of England. Adverts have been placed in local newspapers in Lincolnshire containing the ...
17/09/2014 06:04:32

Canada falls behind global growth of offshore wind power: report
The Globe and Mail
Currently, Britain has the most offshore wind farms of any country, with about half of the worldwide capacity. While it will see more installed in the next few years – reaching 11 GW by 2020 – Britain's worldwide share will decrease to less than 30 per cent, the ...
16/09/2014 22:06:18

Harnessing the wind
Sequim Gazette
William Shaw, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology scientist for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, explains the technologically advanced and distinct instruments each buoy is equipped with to gather unique off-shore wind energy data in the open ...
16/09/2014 23:51:34

A Million-Dollar Buoy Will Spot the Best Sites for Wind Farms
Gizmodo India
With roughly 12,383 miles of coastline, the US has plenty of potential installation sites for offshore wind farms. Floating data collection centers like the one shown above will help energy companies and government agencies alike find the windiest, and most ...
16/09/2014 19:55:23

Wind Energy O&M Market Global Research and Analysis 2018
Good O&M practices can optimize the profitability of wind farms, thereby ultimately reducing the downtime of the turbines or leading to the extension of their lifespan. O&M also tends to be high for offshore wind energy systems compared to the terrestrial wind ...
16/09/2014 18:05:55

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Project Details for Vindpark Vänern
General Information Name Vindpark Vänern correct
Other names Gasslingegrund correct
Country name Sweden correct
Region Hammarö Kommun correct
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Development status Fully Commissioned correct
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Project Capacity 30 MW correct
Turbine Model WWD-3-100 (WinWinD), Dynawind correct
Turbine Capacity 3 MW correct
Number of Turbines 10 correct
Total Turbine Height 140 m correct
Hub Height 90.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 100 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Rock-Anchored Concrete Rings (Foundation consists of a stack of precast concrete rings placed on a level rock seafloor. These are then tied together by16 rods that go through all the rings and into rock.) correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Detailed wind speed data 6 hr/day/month historic data
Costs Stated Project Cost SEK(mill) 540.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Vanern Lake correct
Centre latitude 59.262° correct
Centre longitude 13.387° correct
Area 3 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 1 m - 22 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 3 m - 13 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 3.5 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 10.1 km correct
Ports Installation base Karlstad correct
Ops and maintenance correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Dingelsundet, Karlstad correct
Cable landing point Dingelsundet, Karlstad correct
Export Cables
Please note that export cables connect the offshore transformer (substation) to either; shore or an offshore HVAC-HVDC converter station for onward transmission via HVDC cabling. Please see the converters page for planned converter stations and transmission cables.

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Benefits Homes powered annually 19570 correct
CO2 reduced per year 39551 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 920 tonnes correct
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